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About 23.5 Degrees

23.5 Degrees is Starbucks first UK franchised business partner. We opened our first store in February 2013 and now have 110 stores (73 which are Drive Thru) across the UK with another 25 in the pipeline over the next year.
We have ambitious plans for growth and plan to reach 300 stores by 2028. We’re actively seeking both freehold and leasehold Drive Thru opportunities sitting on main arterial routes, close to major retail destinations or on large industrial estates.

We will also consider Retail Park and ‘Drive To’ destinations, as well as High Street units in prominent high footfall locations. We’re able to move fast on great new sites. Our use of modular design and build enables our landlords to have our stores trading faster.

We currently have the rights to develop in the following counties: Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk,
Hertfordshire, Essex, Dorset, East Anglia, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Somerset, Derbyshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Durham and Northumberland.

Managing Director Mark Hepburn has a track record of success in food service franchise businesses, including Burger King and KFC, specialising in rapidly growing businesses. He is also supported by an experienced board who also have experience in franchising and working in accelerated growth businesses.

23.5 Degrees now has almost 1800 partners, having started from scratch in 2013. The business will employ even more people as the Starbucks stores currently in development are rolled out.

The Company has a proven track record of developing its people. Many current managers and area managers started as baristas. More than half of the Company’s managers have been promoted to those positions from within the business.

23.5 Degrees has invested more than £35 million in the UK economy to date through building and buying stores.

1. Honesty and Integrity

We encourage our partners to be themselves and to challenge the status quo by ‘Making Every Moment Right’ for our customers. To be open and honest about internal and external factors that may contribute to working life.

2. Respect

To care for each other and our customers to ensure we deliver World Class Customer Experiences. To take pride in ourselves and our roles; in promoting sustainability and creating community spirit.

3. Accountability and Ownership

To own our successes and our opportunities. Individually and as a team. To treat adversity as a learning opportunity and not as a knock down.

4. Empowering Excellence

To always strive for excellence in everything we do. To be a role model by executing procedures correctly and consistently.

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